Dunn School

Po Box 98 2555 W Highway 154,
Los Olivos, CA, 93441-0934
     Tel: (805)688-6471
Grades: 6 - 12 | 227 students
As a college preparatory school with a focus on cultivating scholarship, leadership, teamwork, and compassion amongst its students, Dunn School is committed to developing each individual's academic and personal potential; building self confidence and character; fostering individual and collective excellence; and educating students for success in college and beyond.
Dunn offers a broad program of academics, athletics, arts, outdoor education, and community service within a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
The depth and quality of the relationship between students and teachers is central to our process of education.
Small class size promotes one-to-one communication and rapport between teacher and student, which best stimulates the desire to learn.
Through this one-to-one communication and our advisor program, our dedicated faculty commits to the guidance and support of the personal and academic growth of each individual entrusted to our care.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded 1959

Student Body

Total Students 227 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Dunn School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP US History, AP World History  
Average SAT score 1850
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $44,000
Tuition Notes Middle School Day - $16300 Upper School Day - $19700
% on Financial Aid 21%
Average Financial Aid Grant $22,000
Admissions Director Mr. Mike McKee
Admissions Associate Ms. Christy Davidge

Sports

Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cooking Club, Investment Club, Multicultural Club, Ping Pong Club, Student Government, Teen Book Club, The Academy Cooking Club, Ping Pong Club, Teen Book Club, The Academy, Investment Club,
Multicultural Club,
Student Government,

School Notes:

As a college preparatory school with a focus on cultivating scholarship, leadership, teamwork, and compassion amongst its students, Dunn School is committed to developing each individual's academic and personal potential; building self confidence and character; fostering individual and collective excellence; and educating students for success in college and beyond. Dunn offers a broad program of academics, athletics, arts, outdoor education, and community service within a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The depth and quality of the relationship between students and teachers is central to our process of education. Small class size promotes one-to-one communication and rapport between teacher and student, which best stimulates the desire to learn. Through this one-to-one communication and our advisor program, our dedicated faculty commits to the guidance and support of the personal and academic growth of each individual entrusted to our care.

Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Midland School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Family School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Family School (0.2 miles away)
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  • Los OlivosMidland School
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    Po Box 8
    Los OlivosCA93441
    (805)688-5114
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    0.1 mi | 82 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Los OlivosThe Family School
    5100A Figueroa Mountain Road
    Los OlivosCA93441
    (805)688-5440
    0.2 mi | 83 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Santa YnezSanta Ynez Valley Christian Academy
      (Christian)
    891 N Refugio Rd
    Santa YnezCA93460
    (805)688-3830
      (Christian)
    4.4 mi | 104 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • LompocNew Life Christian Academy
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    816 N C St
    LompocCA93436
    (805)736-9826
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    19 mi | 26 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • LompocLa Purisima Concepcion School
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    219 W Olive Ave
    LompocCA93436
    (805)736-6210
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